Armed Forces

Helping the Armed Forces rediscover their everything after service.
That’s more like it.

We want everyone to be able to find their everything here at Asda. That’s why we’ve been part of the Armed Forces Covenant since 2014. Our Silver Status shows our dedication to supporting military personnel after service.

Group of Asda veterans and armed forces colleagues in front of lorry

It’s about guaranteeing interviews for people who have left service, who meet the minimum criteria for a role, as well as providing leave for reservists’ training, support for cadet training, and supporting employment opportunities for their partners.

In fact, we hire more than one thousand new colleagues from the Armed Forces Service Leaver Community every year.

After my last tour I made the decision to leave. My wife – who works at Asda – told me about their Armed Forces Covenant. So I went for it, and I really enjoyed it. Asda later called and offered me a job. So I joined the company in the summer of 2015, and haven’t looked back.

Sacha,

General Store Manager

Veterans Into Logistics

We’re so proud to help people in the Armed Forces rediscover their everything with us. That’s why, on top of being part of this covenant, we donated £40,000 to the Veterans into Logistics charity. To help them train 10 Armed Forces veterans into new careers as HGV drivers.

Our Logistics Services department has been in partnership with the charity for over 2 years now, supporting their mission to prevent homelessness and unemployment in the veteran community. And our donation played a big part in providing training and mentoring for veterans to earn their HGV licences, and result in new driving careers.

And we’re excited to say our commitment to helping ex-service people into new careers here at Asda has earned us the silver award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, once again!

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If you’re coming out of the army, you’re used to being a team player, calm and collective and able to work under pressure and to timelines. And that actually ticks all the right boxes for working in the retail environment, it really does.

Stuart,

General Store Manager

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